Sullivan's Island vacation rentals

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Sullivan's Island346 locals recommend
Fort Moultrie79 locals recommend
Sullivan's Island Lighthouse267 locals recommend
Poe's Tavern - Sullivans Island205 locals recommend
The Obstinate Daughter443 locals recommend
Home Team BBQ265 locals recommend

Quick stats about vacation rentals in Sullivan's Island

  • Total rentals

    100 properties

  • Rentals with a pool

    40 properties have a pool

  • Pet-friendly rentals

    20 properties allow pets

  • Family-friendly rentals

    90 properties are a good fit for families

  • Total number of reviews

    3.5K reviews

  • Nightly prices starting at

    $90 before taxes and fees

Your guide to Sullivan's Island

All About Sullivan’s Island

Sullivan’s Island sits just outside of the charming streets of Charleston, South Carolina, facing the Atlantic Ocean. Occupying only 3.4 square miles, the sweeping sandy shoreline is the island’s main draw, with bike rentals, sea swimming, and plenty of space for soaking up the sun. Locals and visitors alike stop off to refuel at the charming eateries on Middle Street — one of which is named after the island’s one-time military service resident and world-famous horror writer.

Another site you’ll surely be greeted by when visiting is the Lighthouse Charleston Light, built to replace the original light that English settlers used to find the shore in the 17th century, while Fort Moultrie served as an outpost to defend Charleston in the American Revolutionary War and the Civil War. Besides its fascinating history, you can be certain that pristine sands, perfect surfing waves, and warm coastal breezes are all guaranteed to meet the eye at Sullivan’s Island.

The best time to stay in a vacation rental in Sullivan's Island

The best time to make the trip to the island is from March to May and September to October. It’s when temperatures are at their most pleasant and you can take your pick of sailing, fishing, paddle boarding, and kiteboarding. Visiting during late fall or early winter can also be a great option, when the beaches and cafes are quieter. Spring is a special time for Sullivan’s Island as the warm weather brings beautiful blooms. To get the full floral experience, visit during the town’s annual Festival of Houses and Gardens. Once things begin to cool down after the summer months, foodie events like the Charleston Restaurant Week and the Taste of Charleston are sure to please the palate.

Top things to do in Sullivan's Island

Kayak Shem Creek

Right before sunset, settle into a kayak on the gentle waters around Sullivan’s Island, where an experienced crew will guide you to see one of the most commanding vantage points in the area. This three-hour evening paddle is timed with the tides for a tranquil moonlit tour to remember.

Fort Moultrie

Step back from the present day and experience the history of this restored naval outpost run by the National Park Service, from World War II to its humble origins as a log fort in the 18th century. There’s an on-site visitor center to help you get your bearings and a dedicated exhibition exploring the island’s role in the early years of the United States.

Hunley Submarine

Take a tour of the historic H.L. Hunley submarine, which sailed the seas in 1864 before disappearing for more than a century until the National Underwater and Marine Agency (NUMA) found the ship in 1995, making it a truly one-of-a-kind exhibit.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Are there vacation rentals with a dedicated workspace in Sullivan''s Island?

    Yes! Work meets play with ease at over 50 vacation rentals in Sullivan''s Island featuring dedicated workspaces. Stay connected and productive in your home away from home.

  • How much does it cost to stay in house rentals in Sullivan''s Island?

    Experience the best of Sullivan''s Island with our house rentals, starting at about $120 per day, before taxes and fees. Embrace comfort and style while staying within your budget in your home away from home.

  • Are there pet-friendly vacation rentals in Sullivan''s Island?

    Four-legged friends are welcome in Sullivan''s Island. Choose from more than 20 vacation rentals for guests traveling with pets.

  • Are there Sullivan''s Island house rentals on Airbnb with pools?

    Yes! Dive into the perfect getaway at one of over 20 house rentals with pools in Sullivan''s Island, available on Airbnb. Make a splash and soak up the sun in style!

  • Do house rentals in Sullivan''s Island have self check-in?

    Absolutely! We offer over 30 house rentals with self check-in in Sullivan''s Island. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

  • Do house rentals in Sullivan''s Island have a bbq area?

    Absolutely! We offer over 30 house rentals with a bbq area in Sullivan''s Island. Enjoy a tailored experience with all the comforts you desire.

  • Are there family-friendly house rentals in Sullivan''s Island?

    Sullivan''s Island has more than 60 family-friendly house rentals. Amenities on the property may include high chairs, travel cribs, or strollers.

  • What are the most popular amenities for House Rentals in Sullivan''s Island?

    Enhance your stay in our House Rentals with the most popular amenities: over 30 homes with a bbq area, over 30 homes with self check-in, and more. Indulge in the ultimate retreat, tailored to your preferences.

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